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Creamy Dreamy Raspberry-Hemp Smoothie

Creamy Dreamy Raspberry-Hemp Smoothie

New Nourishing Smoothie Recipe 

By Elyse Kopecky

This smoothie has got your back. The ingredients in this delicious and refreshing smoothie will work hard for you: boosting digestion, fighting inflammation, firing up your immune system, and energizing you for all your daily adventures.

The hemp seeds add an impressive line-up of essential minerals and an omega-3 boost that you won’t want to miss, but ground flax can also be used.

Pair this smoothie with a Superhero Muffin (Shalane Flanagan’s favorite marathon training recipe) and you’ve got a breakfast that is easy to pack and will keep you sustained so that you’re not tempted to skip that lunch hour run.


Creamy Dreamy Raspberry-Hemp Smoothie Recipe

Serves 2 

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 large navel orange or grapefruit, peeled, seeds removed
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1-inch nob ginger, peeled
  • 1-inch nob turmeric, peeled (optional)
  • 1/2 cup plain, whole milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds) 
  • 1 cup coconut water or more to taste (or nut milk or water*)

Combine all of the ingredients above in a blender. Blend on high speed for several minutes until smooth.

*If you use water or unsweetened nut milk, add a few dates to sweeten up the smoothie.

Protein Boost – Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of high-quality collagen powder (protein powders can be difficult to digest, always test new foods on a day when you don’t have a big training run).

Make it a Meal – Add half an avocado plus 1 small frozen banana to thicken the smoothie (you may need to add a little more water). Serve as a smoothie bowl topped with homemade granola (or our Picky Performance Granola).

For more quick and nourishing smoothie bowl recipes, check out our NY Times Bestseller Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. 

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